April is packed with workshops at your NCWorks Career Centers!

April 15, 2016 |

Register today for these new and back-by-popular-demand workshops April 18 to 29!

Career Readiness Certificate

Have you been to one of our open CRC prep labs? The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) is a portable credential that shows employers that you have the basic skills necessary to be successful in a particular job. Since the CRC accurately indicates whether you have the skills required to be trained in a new career, the CRC may be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree. We’re partnering with Central Piedmont Community College to bring you a free, open CRC prep lab.

Staffed labs are held multiple days and times each week at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) and 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212). Check the schedule on NCWorks Online to grab a seat at one or more sessions!

 

*NEW* CPCC Information Session: In-Demand Careers Revealed

Tuesday, April 19
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Come learn about careers in non-destructive examination (NDE) through Central Piedmont Community College’s training program. NDE examines materials or parts without damaging them to find potential problems. CPCC offers programs from certifications to associate degrees and prepares students to work in industries such as transportation, manufacturing and more.

 

*NEW* Vitamin G: The Most Important Vitamin in the World
Tuesday, April 19
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Searching for work can be stressful and it’s easy to get caught up in feelings of not being good enough to get that next job, much less, the job you really want. In this workshop, we’ll examine what Vitamin “G” actually is, identify its importance in successfully achieving your career goals and create a strategy to ensure that you’re getting your recommended daily dose. Vitamin “G” is the MOST important vitamin in the world!

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Nursing: Dream, Explore and Discover

Tuesday, April 19
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Explore the career opportunities in nursing. Learn about the various career paths, benefits of being in the nursing field and hot to get certified. Presented by Chosen Healthcare Institute.

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Effective Online Job-Searching: A Zoom Workshop
Tuesday, April 19
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Join us for an interactive webinar that will provide an overview of the tools and tricks to effectively conduct a job search. Come discuss the good, bad and ugly of job-search engines, learn online application best practices and receive help with navigating an online job search. Participants must bring a headset or earbuds with a microphone.

 

*NEW* $0 Premium Health Insurance

Tuesday, April 19
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Thursday, April 21
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

If you receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits and live in Mecklenburg County, you may be eligible for $0 Premium Health Insurance! You may also be eligible if you’ve been on disability for two years or more and don’t have Medicare. We can help you find out! Come learn how these unique plans may help you, your family and friends to save money and enjoy better health through better healthcare!

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Seeking a Career in Project Management?
Wednesday, April 20
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Do you strive to understand how to effectively manage a project’s scope, schedule or budget? The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has become the gold-standard of project management professionals and is consistently among the top five most sought-after designations in the world. Learn more about obtaining Central Piedmont Community College’s Project Management Plus certification and getting the interest of hiring managers looking for someone just like you!

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* LinkedIn on Training Wheels
Wednesday, April 20
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

LinkedIn on Training Wheels: A Primer for the LinkedIn Challenged is a practical, hands-on workshop designed for the beginner. We’ll empower you to build your profile and grow your network. Participants must have an email account.

 

*NEW* The Power of Social Media in the Job Search
Thursday, April 21
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Rich Sauser, founder of The Public You, will provide an overview of LinkedIn’s advanced features and key features of Twitter and Facebook. You’ll learn how to leverage the power of social media in your job search and gain insight to the ways recruiters use social media to hire applicants. This is not a beginner’s workshop.

 

*NEW* Financial Series: A Zoom Workshop Series

Part II: Tips to Build Wealth Instead of Debt
Friday, April 22
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Ed Gilliam of Alliance Credit Counseling will discuss how to build wealth through setting up a budget and developing a saving and spending plan that fits your personal situation. You’ll also learn the importance of understanding how compound interest works in your saving plan. Participants must bring a headset or earbuds with a microphone.

Part III: The Importance of a Good Credit Report and Credit Score
Friday, April 29
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Ed Gilliam of Alliance Credit Counseling will discuss how to get your free credit report and credit score each year, how to build a 700+ credit score and how to remove errors on your credit report. You’ll also gain an understanding about applying for a loan with a lower credit score. Participants must bring a headset or earbuds with a microphone.

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Networking Strategies That Land Jobs Faster
Friday, April 22
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Research shows that more than 70 percent of new positions are obtained through networking, which makes it the single-most powerful strategy in a job search. Join us for a practical discussion on how to build your professional network and leverage it in your job search. You’ll also learn about the psychology of networking, common mistakes and barriers and how to overcome them. Come to receive tips on how to structure a networking meeting for maximum benefit.

 

*NEW* New Light: Criminal Expungements
Monday, April 25
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Attorney Shawna Howard leads this overview of the types of expungements available for individuals with a criminal record. Come learn the procedures for having dismissals and convictions removed from your record. You’ll also learn about potential options for those who don’t qualify for expungements.

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Interview Strategies
Tuesday, April 26
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

In this workshop you’ll review the dynamics of the interview process from pre-planning to follow-up. Time will be spent with behavior-based questions and questions applicants should ask potential employers.

 

*NEW* CPCC Information Session: Growing Business Careers
Wednesday, April 27
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Are you thinking about a career in business or as an entrepreneur? Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has classes in small business, business law, entrepreneurship and finance to equip you with tools to compete for positions within the business community. Learn about the advantages of CPCC’s business program and discover a world of potential careers.

 

*NEW* Building Blocks for a Successful Career Journey Series
Part II: Strategic Practices to Achieve Your Competitive Advantage
Thursday, April 28
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

In part two of this series, Professional Life Coach Dr. Jack Green will share several strategic practices for job-seekers such as added-value contributions, knowledge of potential companies and the competition, evaluating alternative career options, effective use of contact cards and job-shadowing. Participants should bring copies of their cover letters and resumes to create a personalized action-plan.

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Resume Development
Thursday, April 28
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Not getting results when submitting your resume? In this workshop you’ll learn the secrets of creating a winner! Assess your skills and attributes and discover how to “sell” those qualities in your resume. You’ll also learn to write cover letters, follow-ups and other necessary correspondence to land the job. If you have a resume, bring it.

 

*NEW* The 4 C’s of Employability
Friday, April 29
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Join us for this interactive workshop that explores effective techniques to assist you in obtaining and maintaining a job. Kris J. Fountain, certified trainer and career development coach, brings his experience, enthusiasm and expertise to this workshop, which includes subsequent one-on-one leadership coaching sessions.

 

Register to attend any or all of these workshops on NCWorks Online:

a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account
b. Go to the MY CALENDAR widget
c. Click on the 2nd line of text (“____ UPCOMING EVENTS”) under the calendar image
d. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. The LWIA/Region should be set on “Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board.” For Office Location select either NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr., NCWorks Career Center-Forest Point Blvd. or NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St. For Event Category select “None Selected.”
e. Click on FILTER.
f. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page